Soblu Inc. to Sponsor ABFF’s Official Thursday Night Festival Party Event Will Feature Live Performance by Two-Time Grammy Nominee, Raheem DeVaughn

Los Angeles, CA, June 17, 2009 --( Soblu Inc., one of Washington, D.C.’s premier entertainment companies, has been announced as the official sponsor of the 2009 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Thursday night festival party (June 25th). Soblu is teaming up with the ABFF to promote the upcoming DVD release of their debut feature film, “Jazz in the Diamond District” (releasing August 2009), and share with the ABFF community a taste of D.C. film and music. The event will be held at Miami’s newly renovated Liv Nightclub, located within the exclusive Fontainebleau Hotel (4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139), and will feature a live performance by two-time Grammy Award nominee, Raheem DeVaughn, who is featured on the film’s soundtrack. The event will also include guest appearances by the film’s cast, including “The Wire’s,” Wood Harris and D.C.’s own, Clifton Powell. Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased via the festival website. For table reservations, please contact (305) 674-4680.

About the American Black Film Festival
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is a four-day retreat and international film market. Founded in 1997, the festival is dedicated to strengthening the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development. The ABFF was born out of the need to develop distribution opportunities for independent Black films and promote cultural diversity within the motion picture industry. Its unique dual audience of industry professionals and film enthusiasts provides a diverse and loyal base of support unmatched by any event of its kind.

About “Jazz in the Diamond District”
Soblu Inc.’s debut feature film, “Jazz in the Diamond District,” is a 79-minute urban drama that stars Wood Harris and Clifton Powell, and chronicles the summer of Jasmine "Jazz" Morgan, a young singer who attempts to navigate the complexities of the music industry on her quest to become a star. The film is set against the backdrop of D.C.’s vibrant underground music culture and features an electrifying score and soundtrack, both of which are infused with genres ranging from Hip Hop and R&B to Go-go – a sub-genre of Funk that was originated and nurtured in the nation’s capital.

Soblu is dedicated to producing and supporting independent films and is a proud sponsor of the 2009 American Black Film Festival. For more information about Soblu Inc. or “Jazz in the Diamond District,” please visit

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Tanneasha Gordon